A physician in Odisha’s Sambalpur district has opened a ‘One Rupee’ clinic to supply remedy to the poor and underprivileged individuals.

Shankar Ramchandani an assistant professor within the division of drugs at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Analysis (VIMSAR), Burla, has opened the clinic in Burla city the place sufferers must pay only one rupee for remedy.

Ramchandani mentioned that the one Rupee charge clinic is a part of his long-standing need to supply free remedy to the poor and underprivileged past obligation hour.

“I joined VIMSAR as a senior resident and senior residents will not be allowed to do personal apply. Therefore, I couldn’t begin the ‘One-Rupee’ clinic. However I used to be promoted as assistant professor not too long ago and as an assistant professor, I’m allowed to do personal apply after my obligation hours and therefore, I’ve began the clinic in a rented home now”, mentioned the 38-year-old physician.

The Purpose Behind the “One Rupee Clinic”

Requested why he prices one Rupee, Ramchandani mentioned “I cost one rupee from the poor and underprivileged individuals as I don’t need them to really feel that they’re availing the service freed from price. They need to additionally assume that they’ve paid some cash for his or her remedy.”

“I’m a health care provider of the lots and never the courses”, he mentioned.

Ramchandani mentioned tons of of individuals often come to the OPD of VIMSAR and one can discover a lengthy queue of sufferers to seek the advice of docs. “I’ve seen aged individuals and other people with disabilities ready for hours for session with docs in OPD. They don’t want to attend for hours and endure on the hospital. They will come to my clinic and get a session at Rupee 1 solely,” he added.

Ramchandani’s spouse, Sikha Ramchandani, a dental surgeon, can be serving to him. The clinic was inaugurated on Friday and 33 sufferers got here to the clinic on the primary day, he mentioned.

Ramchandani, who had additionally hit the headlines when he took a leprosy affected person carrying him his arms and dropped him in his home in 2019, mentioned, “my late father, Brahmanand Ramchandani had instructed me to arrange a nursing residence. However a nursing residence requires big funding and it’s not attainable to supply remedy to poor individuals at Rupee 1 in a nursing residence. Therefore, I made a decision to open this ‘One-Rupee’ clinic.”

Ramchandani had additionally drawn the eye of all and obtained widespread appreciation when he attended a COVID-19 affected person past his obligation hour and likewise carried the affected person to VIMSAR in his automobile amid the scourge of novel coronavirus in October final 12 months.

Location of the Clinic

The clinic, which has been arrange on the Kachha Market space in Burla city stay open from 7 am to eight am within the morning and 6 pm to 7 pm within the night. The ‘One-Rupee’ clinic has supplied him with a possibility to serve the poor, destitute, unprivileged, aged individuals, bodily challenged individuals, and the individuals who do not need entry to correct medical care.